Barry was holding on to a guitar from a very early age. By the time he was 12, he was forming a garage band, and by 14 he was playing at house parties with his first band. Barry grew up listening to his older sisters rock and roll and his fathers country music. His musical influences were varied and included Kiss, Chicago, Peter Frampton, and Elton John.
After earning his degree from Michigan State University in 1987, Barry started teaching and performing regularly in and around the Mid Michigan area. He performs professionally on the guitar, piano, bass guitar, trombone, as well as lead and harmony singing. He has opened up for such music greats as Travis Tritt, Eric Church, 38 Special, and many more.
Barry's writing style is contemporary country, with many of his rock and roll influences in the mix. He was a contributing writer on the Stone Cold album Pride in 2007, writing 4 songs. Since then he has written many songs that he has self recorded, and is currently promoting to get those songs nationwide in as many formats as possible.
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